Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Portland OR
Bikes: 61 Bianchi Specialissima 71 Peugeot G50 7? P'geot PX10 74 Raleigh GranSport 75 P'geot UO8 78? Raleigh Team Pro 82 P'geot PSV 86 P'geot PX 91 Bridgestone MB0 92 B'stone XO1 97 Rans VRex 92 Cannondale R1000 94 B'stone MB5 97 Vitus 997
A Trip From The LBS aka Selfie Santa
Excited! Just returned from the LBS with a pannier full of goodies.
My new, special order, Silica Super Pista floor pump. I sincerely hope this will be the last floor pump I ever buy. As I get older, the odds of that being right improve. Hey, I'm a glass half full kinda guy. And it is jet fokkin' black.
Tires. I wanted them to special order some Ritchey Z-Max WCS 2.1" XC tires. This is for my Bridgestone MB-Zip which I'm returning to dirt duty. Boo, QBP doesn't carry those tires. Boo, my LBS isn't a Ritchey dealer. Hmm, maybe they have some old stock in the basement. Beer in hand, I go down there. They unearth two NOS Ritchey Z-Max WCS Kevlar tires. These are exactly what would have been on the bike when I bought it new. Still supple, still soft - sold!
Tubes. This is a little thing, but in this alien age of indecently long valve stems, like porn star rods towering above my shy box section rims, a shelf with tubes of every size, all available with properly proportioned 33 mm valve stems, is like coming home. The short stem looks, familiar, you know? After all, she always tells me size doesn't matter.